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10th annual readers' poll starts

10th annual readers' poll starts

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 29, 2020

This year marks the 10th annual Bay Area Reporter readers' poll, the Besties, and voting begins Thursday, January 30.

Paula West brings all that jazz to Feinstein's

Paula West brings all that jazz to Feinstein's

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 29, 2020

Jazz chanteuse Paula West will perform the first of nine shows at Feinstein's At the Nikko beginning February 6. The fact that her run at Feinstein's is stretched out over an extended period is a tribute to West's popularity with audiences.

Nightlife Events  Jan. 30 - Feb. 6, 2020

Nightlife Events Jan. 30 - Feb. 6, 2020

  • by Events Editor
  • Jan 29, 2020

A little dance, a little drag, Get out, have fun. Don't make us nag.

Wynonna Judd: gay super-fans discuss their Country music favorite

Wynonna Judd: gay super-fans discuss their Country music favorite

  • by Colt McGraw
  • Jan 22, 2020

In an industry where entertainers gets labeled, Wynonna has refused. She has raised the bar as a visionary with great success. Wynonna is famous for saying "Don't ever let them tell you who you are." Maybe this is the foundation of our adoration for her.

Nightlife Events  Jan. 23-30, 2020

Nightlife Events Jan. 23-30, 2020

  • by Events Editor
  • Jan 22, 2020

Live music acts, drag galore and a few porn stars here and there; nightlife awaits.

The Edwardian Ball: Gorey-inspired party celebrates 20 years of magic

The Edwardian Ball: Gorey-inspired party celebrates 20 years of magic

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 22, 2020

The Edwardian Ball returns for its 20th anniversary. The two-day extravaganza, which takes place at The Regency Ballroom, promises to be a fusion and a celebration of art, music, theater, fashion, technology, and of the creations of the late Edward Gorey.

Moby Dick Bar

Moby Dick Bar

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Jan 22, 2020

Moby Dick, the longtime Castro district's favored bar for casual gatherings, pinball and pool, is also notable for its beautiful aquarium above the bar.

Nightlife Events  Jan. 16-23, 2020

Nightlife Events Jan. 16-23, 2020

  • by Events Editor
  • Jan 15, 2020

What if you went to a bar or nightclub you've never visited before? Would you feel nervous, self-conscious? Out of place? Disrupt the dress codes, and unspoken ageism and race codes at Bay Area bars and clubs. Be the unexpected.

Leather or bust: Sipping up suds at Sunday's 'gay church'

Leather or bust: Sipping up suds at Sunday's 'gay church'

  • by Race Bannon
  • Jan 15, 2020

Ask a local San Francisco leather person what they're doing on a Sunday afternoon and you'll often here them say they're going to the beer bust. That typically means the weekly Sunday SF Eagle beer bust.

Cockettes are Golden @ Victoria Theatre

Cockettes are Golden @ Victoria Theatre

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 8, 2020

The 50th anniversary of The Cockettes was celebrated at the Victoria Theatre on Jan. 4 with hours of numbers from original Cockettes musicals, and other songs.

Nightlife Events  Jan. 9-16, 2020

Nightlife Events Jan. 9-16, 2020

  • by Events Editor
  • Jan 8, 2020

Now is the winter of our discoteque, or disco, but no techno. Anyway, shake a tail-feather to cool comedy, dancing bears and Bowie tributes.

Beach Blanket Babylon Closing @ Club Fugazi

Beach Blanket Babylon Closing @ Club Fugazi

  • by Ando Caulfield for Drew Altizer
  • Jan 8, 2020

Beach Blanket Babylon came to its last show on January 31, 2019, and California celebrities showed up in abundance.

Nightlife Events  Jan. 2-9, 2020

Nightlife Events Jan. 2-9, 2020

  • by Events Editor
  • Dec 30, 2019

Are you ready for a new year of nightlife fun? It's arriving, ready or not. Will our '20s be roaring with flappers and bootleg gin? Doubtful. More like floppers on TikTok and bootleg vapes. Either way, Happy New Year.

Leather: Happy kinky new year!

Leather: Happy kinky new year!

  • by Race Bannon
  • Dec 30, 2019

What might a modern day kinkster want to see happen in 2020 that could make their lives better while strengthening the kink communities overall? I'm sure you have your own list, but here's what I'd like to see transpire in the new year.